West Allis police officers may have been exposed to opioids while rescuing a car crash victim

The officers became ill after rescuing the driver
Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 13:30:28-04

WEST ALLIS -- West Allis police officers may have been exposed to an opioid after they rescued an unconscious man from a car accident Saturday morning. 

The officers responded to a call that a vehicle crashed in a business parking lot. When the officers arrived, they saw the driver was unconscious and not breathing. The officers pulled the man from the car and began CPR. 

It was after the officers pulled the driver from the vehicle that the officers began to feel ill and were taken to a local hospital.

The WAPD could not confirm what caused the illness, but they suspect the officers were exposed to some type of opioid. All three officers were treated and released the same day.

The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment and then was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a restricted controlled substance-3rd offense.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office will review the incident for criminal charges. 


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